PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been this year’s most compelling success story, smashing through sales expectations and taking the streaming world by storm. According to Steam Spy, the game has just blown past the 5 Million units mark. The service counts an estimated number of owners based on data available in Steam’s API.
This news follows last month’s announcement from PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, that the game had officially sold 4 million copies. You can view the tweet below announcing the official figures;
3 months… 4 million copies of @PUBATTLEGROUNDS sold… Thank you all again for your continuing support <3
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) June 22, 2017
For those of you who have been living under a rock all year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched into Steam Early Access in March of this year. The game is a battle royale style shooter in the vein of DayZ or Arma. 100 players are dropped onto a large island with no provisions and must scavenge gear in order to survive. A ever-shrinking circle ushers players into the centre of the map, forcing them to move towards the goal. One player is crowned winner after all others are killed.
At E3 this year, it was announced that the game would be making its way to Xbox One later this year. We’ll have more news around the game as we get it and with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds selling a million copies a month so far this year, it seems we’ll certainly be talking about it for years to come.